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(Page created on 06/06/2013)

The Queen "is a 2006 British drama and biopic film directed by Stephen Frears
written by Peter Morgan, and starring Helen Mirren in the title role of Elizabeth II.[2] 
The film depicts the death of Princess Diana on 31 August 1997...
The film's release coincided with a revival of favourable public sentiment in respect to the monarchy 
and a downturn in fortunes for Blair, whose resignation came less than a year later..."

See 3.3 Historical accuracy
(Wikipedia)


 

Official website
"In the wake of Princess Diana’s death, the very private and tradition-bound Queen Elizabeth II and her family remain stoic and hidden behind the castle walls. While the heartbroken public becomes disillusioned with the Queen’s absence, the increasingly popular new Prime Minister, Tony Blair battles
to convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its ultimate downfall."

+ Featured Clips
(miramax.com)

 


 

TEACHING

  • The Queen - study guide
    "This resource is suitable for GCSE and A Level Media, English and Film Studies.
    It examines the key themes of the film: ways of reporting; fact and fiction; the Royal family and British society."

    (filmeducation.org)
  • 'The Queen' & 'Paparazzi': Paparazzi
    "The Queen is a wonderful movie which deals with Lady Diana's death and the Royalty's reaction to the press in a unique manner. Paparazzi is another interesting movie about Paparazzi, and these shocking scenes are food for thought. I used it to talk about paparazzi."

    (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)
  • The Queen : le guide télé du CNDP
    "This document provides a background and commentary to the film The Queen. It is also useful for planning lessons around the film in class."

    (espace-langues.paris.iufm.fr)